Posted on: October 16, 2014

Word of the Day: Deciduous

Word of the Day: Deciduous

Deciduous (adjective):

1. shedding the leaves annually, as certain trees and shrubs.
2. falling off or shed [sic] at a particular season, stage of growth, etc., as leaves, horns, or teeth.
3. not permanent; transitory.


(“Deciduous”, 2014, para. 1-3)


  • The tree on our campus (right) is deciduous: the leaves, though beautiful, will soon fall from the trees.

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Deciduous. (2014). In Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary (11th ed.). Retrieved from